Free Online Basic Garden Design Class
Is your garden lacking that certain something, but you’re not quite sure what that something is? A class in basic garden design might be just what you need to give your garden that little extra “oomph” that it’s missing. If your problem is that it’s been tough to find the time to attend a basic gardening course at your local nursery or learning institution, we have the solution for you. And the very best part is, it’s FREE!
Join landscape designer and author Rebecca Sweet online as she shares essential techniques for reviving your garden design. First, Rebecca will teach you how to begin your garden transformation by editing your garden and breaking down key elements using photos. Then, find out how to create echoes in your space to add a sense of continuity using color, texture and form. You’ll begin with the simplest elements and colors before exploring the unexpected and touchable textures that the plant world has to offer. Finally, learn about shape and form and how to incorporate this subtle element into your garden design.
By the end of this class, you will have identified gardening mistakes and learned how to correct them with easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement solutions. And wait, did we mention it’s FREE?
Here’s a more detailed look at the course curriculum:
Lesson 1. How To Use Your Free Mini-Class (0:51)
Overview on how to use your FREE mini-class.
Lesson 2. Introduction & Where to Begin (15:59)
Meet your instructor, gardening author and designer Rebecca Sweet. You’ll kick off this engaging class by learning how to look at a garden in new ways as you assess its colors, textures and forms. Your observations will help direct your decisions for changing the look and feel of your garden’s design.
Lesson 3. Color (21:35)
Color plays a significant role in every garden, and you’ll be amazed by the creative pops of color and nuanced details that you might not have considered before. Rebecca explains the basics of color theory as she walks you through color pairing options and ways to create simple and complex echoes in your chosen palette throughout your garden with foliage, flowers, and much more.
Lesson 4. Texture (17:19)
Gardens are a thrill for the senses, and our sense of touch is no exception! Discover how to incorporate a variety of texture into your landscaping and hardscaping elements, ranging from subtle repeating patterns of soft leaves to surprising designs like spongy bark and sharp succulents.
Lesson 5. Shape & Form (19:16)
Explore how shape and form play into the visual impact of your plants, rocks, water features, outdoor art and more. Rebecca demonstrates the best practices for integrating echoes in your garden using a range of angular, rounded and uniquely shaped elements.You’ll finish the class brimming with inspiration for re-imagining any garden of your choosing!
As you can see from the times notated at the end of each lesson, this class is short and sweet, but packed with exceptional content, tips, and secrets! If you need a review, you can go back as often as you’d like and review the materials again and again. And just in case you didn’t pick up on this earlier, it’s FREE!
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